Stephen Dale

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Technical specialist manager and property specialist at Cincinnati Insurance, Stephen is responsible for technical property loss control issues and for supervising property and liability specialists in the Loss Control department. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in fire protection and safety, is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and currently serves on four National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards committees, including two that help write the Life Safety Code.


Is your business protected from hail?

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Most areas of the country experience hail storms that can cause significant damage to rooftop equipment, severely disrupting your business and costing you time, money or even customers. A major hail storm can severely damage fins on your heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, rendering it inoperable. That may affect your operations or cause you to cancel functions.


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Carbon monoxide: Combustion’s deadly companion

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This is the fourth of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Burning wood in a fireplace. Heating a home with a gas furnace. Cooking on a gas stovetop. Grilling with charcoal. Running a combustion engine such as an automobile or generator. Drying clothes in a gas dryer. Many of us enjoy these modern conveniences, but what is the danger they all have in common? Carbon monoxide. In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 80,000 non-fire carbon monoxide incidents. In 2008[.....]


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A well-maintained building is ready for winter

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Buildings protect us from the elements but, like people, are not immune to seasonal change. Fall is a great time to take action to help protect your commercial building from the effects of transitioning to fall and winter. Your efforts now will keep you and your customers more comfortable later.


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Escape plans critical to surviving a fire

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This is the third of five blogs on fire safety topics during our October observance of Fire Prevention Month. Installing the proper safety equipment and having an emergency escape plan are two critical things that can make a difference in the event of a house fire. Make the necessary preparations now to improve the chances that your family will survive a house fire. Develop an emergency escape plan Create a plan that includes escape routes from each room of your home


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